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Synonyms for Hesperides

(Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who guarded the golden apples that Gaea gave as a wedding gift to Hera


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WILLIAM: Bass Garden of Hesperides --Forest Journey: This band takes me far away from all the pathetic scum
XXIX contains the "naked tree" that King chose for the book's title: a parable (one may call it) of a bare tree in winter taken home by a man, the tree producing silver petals in his room--which he praised; but then the tree went on to produce fruit, "Apples of the Hesperides .
With the apples of the Hesperides behind his back, Tetrode's tautly posed strongman quivers with dynamic energy, caught in a moment of reflection (estimate $1.
To convince Violante, Pompilia's (assumed) mother, that Pompilia's marriage to Guido would be desirable, Abate Paolo compares Pompilia to the golden apples of the Hesperides.
Discussing Turner's work, The Garden of the Hesperides, Ruskin considers that there is a direct relationship between any work of art and the society within which it was produced.
In the two chapters that follow, he goes on to interpret Turner's rendering of the Dragon of the Hesperides (30) and of the Python slain by Apollo.
The subtle hesperides, ylang ylang and vetiver fragrance, which was created by Firmenich perfumer Jean-Pierre Bethouart, is also designed to benefit both body and mind.
Is also the legendary site of the Garden of Hesperides, from which Hercules had to steal the golden apples for one of his trials.
Petkov has revealed that on Friday, after waiting for two days for a calmer ocean and weather, the crew of the Hesperides, Spain's main Antarctic support vessel, decided to pick up the nine Bulgarian scientists from the Livingston Island, where the Antarctic bases of both Bulgaria and Spain are located, in order to transfer them to the King George Island so that the Bulgarians could make it to their flight to South America.
Sadly, the Gardens of Hesperides (ancient sink holes in the limestone bedrock, filled with vegetation) are disappearing fast, in-filled with rubbish or bulldozed and overbuilt, yet they hold vital clues for long-term occupation of this part of the Benghazi plain from the prehistoric period to the present day, and the best of them should be preserved as a heritage resource.
The name Euesperides was attributed to the fertility of the area, and gave rise to mythological associations with the garden of Hesperides.
Tawney, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (New York: Hesperides Press, 1947), 161.
Given the magnitude of his labors - killing the Nemean lion, cleaning the Augean stables, fetching the golden apples of the Hesperides, and the list goes on - you can't blame Herakles for being weary.
During the fourth leg of the voyage, from Cape Town to Perth--where one of the expedition's two ships, the Hesperides, docked in March--the scientists collected around 4000 chemical and biological samples from as deep as 4000 metres.